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Vita Inclinata Enhances Federal Customer Support

Vita Inclinata Enhances Federal Customer Support

20-Oct-2021Source: Vita Inclinata

Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware, today announced the addition of Carl Riedlin as vice president of Federal Programs. Retired Chief of Aviation, Riedlin, joins the company after 31 years of U.S. Coast Guard service and will be responsible for introducing technology training and integration into... Read more

American Helicopter Museum Unveils Restoration of Iconic Vintage Aircraft

American Helicopter Museum Unveils Restoration of Iconic Vintage Aircraft

11-Oct-2021Source: American Helicopter Museum

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) wishes to invite members of the media to our exclusive, member’s-only unveiling of one of the most important helicopters in United States Coast Guard (USCG) rescue history, “the Gander Express,” a vintage 1945 Sikorsky HOS-1, that was restored by the Museum’s volunteers over an eight-year period. The... Read more

US Coast Guard breaks ground on new air station in Ventura

US Coast Guard breaks ground on new air station in Ventura

29-Jul-2021Source: US Coast Guard

The Coast Guard helicopter crews flying out of rented space at the naval base at Point Mugu will finally get a permanent home as ground broke Tuesday for their new facility. The $53 million Coast Guard Air Station Ventura is scheduled to include a 48,000 square-foot hangar and a 12,200 square-foot administration and berthing facility... Read more

Airbus mark 40 year partnership with US Coast Guard

Airbus mark 40 year partnership with US Coast Guard

28-Jul-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Employees who were there can still describe in detail the palpable excitement in the air when Airbus, Aerospatiale at the time, won the U.S. Coast Guard contract for nearly 100 MH-65 Dauphin helicopters for short-range recovery missions in 1979. It was the beginning of a new era for the small North Texas aviation company. An... Read more

HAI Names Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year

HAI Names Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year

15-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 pilot LCDR Robert McCabe is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Pilot of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of time. This award is sponsored... Read more

USCG  provides humanitarian assistance to Honduras after Hurricane Eta

USCG provides humanitarian assistance to Honduras after Hurricane Eta

17-Nov-2020Source: US Coast Guard

A Coast Guard Helicopter Tactical Squadron (HITRON) MH-65 Dolphin aircrew forward deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca assist Hondurans near Puerto Lempira, Honduras, by providing urgent search and rescue and redistribution of relief aid Nov. 13, 2020. The Coast Guard is supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations across Honduras after Hurricane Eta affected... Read more

Report recommends US Coast Guard use of UAS

Report recommends US Coast Guard use of UAS

16-Jun-2020Source: Rand

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) uses a fleet of fixed-wing (FW) and rotary-wing (RW) aircraft to conduct a variety of missions. That fleet’s composition is now aging, with the RW aircraft nearing their ends of life. As the air fleet ages and needs to be replaced, the USCG can reassess its airpower needs for its... Read more

USCG starts MH-65E Initial Operational Test And Evaluation

USCG starts MH-65E Initial Operational Test And Evaluation

22-Feb-2019Source: US Coast Guard

The Coast Guard is completing the first phase of production and moving to full-rate production on concurrent Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) and avionics upgrades of the service’s H-65 short range recovery helicopters. The avionics upgrades include reliability and capability improvements for the Automatic Flight Control System; installation of a digital cockpit display system and... Read more

SAFE delivers fire suppression bottle check stand to USCG

SAFE delivers fire suppression bottle check stand to USCG

27-Nov-2018Source: SAFE Structure Designs

SAFE Structure, a preferred global leader partner in providing solution driven aviation support equipment to the United States Coast Guard. SAFE specializes in the innovative design and manufacturing of safe ergonomic aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling for all aviation applications. SAFE has announced the delivery of... Read more

US Coast Guard Contracts Priority 1 Air Rescue

US Coast Guard Contracts Priority 1 Air Rescue

1-Nov-2018Source: Priority 1 Air Rescue

Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR), a world leader in helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) mission operational support and training, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to provide instructor led ab-initio to advanced level helicopter hoist operator training for flight mechanic aircrews operating both... Read more

Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point holds change of command

Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point holds change of command

12-Jul-2018Source: US Coast Guard

Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point held a change of command ceremony bidding farewell to Capt. Frederick Reidlin and welcomed Capt. Andrew Eriks, at the unit, Friday. Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, commander, Coast Guard 14th District presided over the ceremony. Eriks served most recently as the program manager for the Coast Guard’s Financial Management Service Improvement Initiative... Read more

S.A.F.E Structure completes contract with USCG Mobile

S.A.F.E Structure completes contract with USCG Mobile

14-Jun-2017Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs

S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of OSHA compliant ergonomic safety first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, and hangar equipment announced that it has successfully satisfied its contract to supply hangar equipment outfitting the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) fleet of Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawks in Mobile, Alabama. By... Read more

20-May-17 6595 Airbus HH-65 Berkeley, US-California

20-May-17 6595 Airbus HH-65 Berkeley, US-California

20-May-2017

Emergency landing after the autopilot system failed and a crew member smelled something electrical burning.  Helicopter removed from site by road back to base at CGAS San Francisco... Read more

Counterdrug MH-65 Unit Marks 500th Drug Interdiction

Counterdrug MH-65 Unit Marks 500th Drug Interdiction

24-Apr-2017Source: US Coast Guard

The aircrew of the Florida-based Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron stands on a cutter flight deck with one of the unit’s 10 MH-65D Dolphin helicopters after the 500th recorded drug bust in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, which took place March 11, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. The Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON)... Read more

Sikorsky Recognizes Coast Guard’s Extraordinary Legacy of Helicopter Rescues

Sikorsky Recognizes Coast Guard’s Extraordinary Legacy of Helicopter Rescues

13-Mar-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, today paid tribute to the U.S. Coast Guard’s century of aviation (1916-2016) during which the service successfully adapted the helicopter as a primary life-saving tool for untold thousands of human beings in need of rescue. Sikorsky President Dan Schultz gave the tribute during HAI Heli-EXPO 2017, the world’s... Read more

Airbus Helicopters recognizes U.S. Coast Guard for reaching 1.5 million flight hours

Airbus Helicopters recognizes U.S. Coast Guard for reaching 1.5 million flight hours

10-Mar-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc. saluted the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday for its recent milestone achievement of reaching 1.5 million flight hours with the service’s fleet of MH-65 Dolphin patrol and search-and-rescue helicopters. From patrolling the skies over Lake Michigan to performing life-saving rescues in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard’s MH-65 Dolphin has become... Read more

Coast Guard Budgets for New Hangar

Coast Guard Budgets for New Hangar

28-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Coast Guard are allocating $31 million to the construction of a new hangar at Naval Base Ventura County. Capt. Kent Everingham has said that the US Navy have finished their environmental report and designs will soon be done for the hangar. The new hangar was needed after the closure of Air Station Los Angeles... Read more

US Coast Guard announce awards

US Coast Guard announce awards

20-Sep-2016Source: Association for Rescue at Sea

A U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary member, a cruise ship crew and the crew of a maritime academy training ship will be formally recognized at the annual Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) awards ceremony and reception in Washington D.C. Petty Officer Benjamin Cournia, a helicopter rescue swimmer who will receive... Read more

S.A.F.E. Structure awarded US Coast Guard – Miami contract for MH-65 check stands

S.A.F.E. Structure awarded US Coast Guard – Miami contract for MH-65 check stands

2-Sep-2016Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “Safety First” aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, access platforms, hangar equipment, and specialty tooling, was awarded the contract to manufacture “Safety First” check stands for the MH65 fleet located at The United States Coast Guard Miami, FL Airstation facility.  The “Safety First” check stands... Read more

US Coast Guard contracts with Erickson in Alaska

US Coast Guard contracts with Erickson in Alaska

28-Jun-2016Source: Erickson

Erickson  has been selected to provide helicopter transportation services for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in Alaska.  Under the firm, fixed-price purchase order, Erickson’s Bell 212 helicopters will transport USCG Research and Development Center (RDC) staff and equipment to various locations in the Nome, Alaska area through the end of August. The contract work began... Read more

US Coast Guard award MH-60 maintenance stand contract to S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

US Coast Guard award MH-60 maintenance stand contract to S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

14-Jun-2016Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a fully woman-owned global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “Safety First” aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, access platforms, hangar equipment, and specialty tooling, was awarded the contract to design, engineer and manufacture custom “Safety First” hangar equipment for the MH-60 Jayhawk located at The United... Read more

PPG coatings recreate US Coast Guard liveries

PPG coatings recreate US Coast Guard liveries

20-May-2016Source: PPG

Advanced aerospace military coatings by PPG (NYSE:PPG) recreate historic paint schemes for repainted aircraft commemorating U.S. Coast Guard aviation’s 100th anniversary. Thirteen helicopters comprising three types – HH-52A, MH-60 and MH-65 – and two HC-144 search-and-rescue fixed-wing airplanes have been repainted in a visual retrospective celebrating the centennial. High-solids DESOTHANE® HS/CA 9800 military advanced performance... Read more

US Coast Guard MH-60 pilot awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

US Coast Guard MH-60 pilot awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

12-Feb-2016

Capt. Mark Morin, commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, awards Lt. John Hess, an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter pilot, with the Distinguished Flying Cross medal on Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska, Feb. 5, 2016. The Distinguished Flying Cross is a military-wide honor to recognize heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating... Read more

US Coast Guard paint two helicopters yellow in 100 year celebration

US Coast Guard paint two helicopters yellow in 100 year celebration

18-Jan-2016Source: US Coast Guard

Coast Guard Air Station Astoria received a yellow-painted MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at its base in Warrenton, Friday, in celebration of 100 years of Coast Guard aviation. The Jayhawk helicopter, the first of all this year’s specially painted aircraft delivered by the Coast Guard to an operational unit, arrived from Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center in... Read more

US Coast Guard clocks up 1,000,000 hours with Arriel engines

US Coast Guard clocks up 1,000,000 hours with Arriel engines

18-Dec-2015Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran) today celebrates a major achievement: one million hours flown by U.S.Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphins fitted with the Arriel 2C2-CG engine. Operating a fleet of over200 Arriels, the U.S.C.G. is one of Turbomeca’s major US customers. The occasion was celebrated in presence of U.S.C.G. Lieutenant Commander Edward S Apontes, and several Turbomeca representatives, from France... Read more

Oregon Coast Guard base at Newport saved for two more years

Oregon Coast Guard base at Newport saved for two more years

14-Dec-2015Source: Oregon

Today, members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation announced they have secured a provision in the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 that would keep the Newport air facility open for at least two years. Due to budget cuts, the Coast Guard threatened in 2014 to close the Newport air facility– which handles half of the emergency... Read more

USPS launches US Coast Guard Forever Stamp with helicopter

USPS launches US Coast Guard Forever Stamp with helicopter

9-Nov-2015Source: USPS

Last Thursday in an event at the USCG San Diego hangar, the US Postal Service dedicated the U.S. Coast Guard Forever Stamp at a ceremony honoring the role of the Coast Guard in protecting the security of our nation and advancing vital maritime interests. The stamp shows two icons of the Coast Guard: the cutter... Read more

Breeze-Eastern announces $8.9M USCG Dolphin hoist contract

Breeze-Eastern announces $8.9M USCG Dolphin hoist contract

29-Oct-2015Source: Breeze-Eastern

The U.S. Coast Guard has contracted with Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE MKT: BZC) to provide new hydraulic hoist controllers for their MH-65 search and rescue fleet. The contract provides for deliveries over the next three years with early deliveries acceptable and encouraged.  Breeze-Eastern, the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, received this production contract... Read more

All Metal MS delivers MH-60 Jayhawk maintenance stands to USCG

All Metal MS delivers MH-60 Jayhawk maintenance stands to USCG

21-Oct-2015Source: All Metal MS

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “Safety First” aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment, and specialty tooling is excited to announce that it delivered a customized line of solution driven MH-60 Jayhawk maintenance stands and hangar equipment to the United... Read more

USPS issues helicopter stamp to commemorate 225 years of US Coast Guard

USPS issues helicopter stamp to commemorate 225 years of US Coast Guard

6-Aug-2015Source: USPS

The U.S. Postal Service commemorated the U.S. Coast Guard on its 225th anniversary today by dedicating a Forever Stamp to honor its role in protecting the security of the nation and advancing vital maritime interests. The stamp shows two icons of the Coast Guard: the cutter Eagle, a three-masted sailing ship known as “America’s Tall... Read more

Era participates in USCG Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 SAR Exercise

Era participates in USCG Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 SAR Exercise

22-Jul-2015Source: Era

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced participation in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX 2015) on Alaska’s North Slope. SAREX 2015 was designed to identify the benefits to search and rescue (SAR) missions brought forth by... Read more

29-Jun-15 Airbus MH-65 San Francisco, US-California

29-Jun-15 Airbus MH-65 San Francisco, US-California

29-Jun-2015

Landing accident on post maintenance test flight.  ended up on its side... Read more

All US Coast Guard Air Stations now flying upgraded HH-65D Dolphin

All US Coast Guard Air Stations now flying upgraded HH-65D Dolphin

3-Jun-2015Source: USCG

The Coast Guard delivered its 93rd upgraded MH-65D Dolphin short range recovery helicopter to Air Station Detroit May 8, 2015, bringing this segment of the recapitalization and modernization program to full operational capability. With this delivery, all air stations with short range recovery helicopters now have the upgraded MH-65D. The Coast Guard is in the... Read more

Aviation Maintainer Receives NHA Award Sponsored By Breeze-Eastern

Aviation Maintainer Receives NHA Award Sponsored By Breeze-Eastern

27-May-2015Source: Breeze-Eastern

U.S. Coast Guard AET2 David W. Cummings has been awarded the Naval Helicopter Association’s 2015 Enlisted Maintenance Person of the Year Award at the 2015 NHA conference in San Diego, Calif. Brad Pedersen, president and CEO of Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE MKT: BZC), presented the award on May 12 during a special ceremony at the conference.... Read more

Reimbursement sought in helicopter emergency landing

Reimbursement sought in helicopter emergency landing

8-Apr-2015Source: The Louisiana Record

Two global maritime enterprises have sued a helicopter company, citing nonpayment of a 2013 rescue operation. See Full Story... Read more

US Coast Guard looks for new base to serve LA region

US Coast Guard looks for new base to serve LA region

7-Apr-2015Source: USCG

The Coast Guard is searching for a new base of operations for helicopter crews serving the greater Los Angeles area. The current facility, which has been located in leased hangars and support buildings at Los Angeles International Airport since 1962, will no longer be available as of September 2016 due to airport expansion. Planning for... Read more

US Coast Guard team stops over 5200kg of cocaine in single interdiction

US Coast Guard team stops over 5200kg of cocaine in single interdiction

6-Apr-2015Source: US Navy

USS Gary (FFG 51), her embarked Helicopter Squadron and U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment successfully intercepted a suspected narcotic-trafficking vessel in international waters off the coast of Central America in early March. This interdiction conducted in coordination with U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell (WHEC-719) and the Canadian Navy vessel HMCS Whitehorse (MM-705) is estimated... Read more

Coast Guard helicopter allegedly opens fire on suspected marijuana smugglers

Coast Guard helicopter allegedly opens fire on suspected marijuana smugglers

23-Jan-2015Source: Sfgate

In what reports are calling an unprecedented display of firepower, a Coast Guard Black Hawk helicopter unleashed a barrage of machine gun fire to stop suspected marijuana traffickers off the coast of California’s Catalina Island Saturday night. See Full Story... Read more

22-Jan-15 6559 Eurocopter MH-65D Kemah, US-Texas

22-Jan-15 6559 Eurocopter MH-65D Kemah, US-Texas

22-Jan-2015

Emergency landing in retail parking lot after bird strike... Read more

Memorial service held on 50th anniversary of Coast Guard Rescue 1363 accident

Memorial service held on 50th anniversary of Coast Guard Rescue 1363 accident

22-Dec-2014Source: kiem TV

On Friday, the Coast Guard remembered the crew members and victims of Coast Guard Rescue 1363, who died when the helicopter crashed near Strawberry Rock during a rescue mission. See Full Story... Read more

Congress keeps Newport USCG helicopter base open for a year

Congress keeps Newport USCG helicopter base open for a year

12-Dec-2014Source: HeliHub.com

The U.S. Coast Guard helicopter base in Newport – known as Yaquina Bay – has won a reprieve from Congress and will remain open for a further 12 months.  Democratic members from Oregon have announced that they were able to attach a provision to the Coast Guard authorization bill, effectively requiring them to keep the... Read more

US Coast Guard to move SAR helicopter from John’s Island

US Coast Guard to move SAR helicopter from John’s Island

29-Oct-2014Source: News 2

Plans are in place to close the U.S. Coast Guard facility on John’s Island and relocate the search and rescue helicopter to Savannah. See Full Story... Read more

Newport helicopter facility gets 2-week reprieve

Newport helicopter facility gets 2-week reprieve

29-Oct-2014Source: SFgate

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley’s office says the Coast Guard will delay the closure of a helicopter station in Newport by two weeks. See Full Story... Read more

US Coast Guard to close Oregon base on 30 November

US Coast Guard to close Oregon base on 30 November

7-Oct-2014Source: USCG

The Coast Guard is slated to close its air facility in Newport, Oregon, on Nov. 30. The change comes as a result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 that authorized the Service to close the facility in light of ongoing resource reductions. Through targeted investment over the past decade, the Coast Guard has significantly... Read more

Cantwell wants USCG technology beefed up during tour of CGAS Port Angeles

Cantwell wants USCG technology beefed up during tour of CGAS Port Angeles

12-Aug-2014Source: PDN

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell said the Coast Guard should be equipped with the technology it needs to handle the “complexity of Washington’s waterways.” See Full Story... Read more

CGAS New Orleans transfers command

CGAS New Orleans transfers command

3-Jul-2014Source: US Coast Guard

Cmdr. David Cooper relieved Cmdr. Michael Brandhuber as commander of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans in an official change-of-command ceremony, Thursday Cmdr. Michael Brandhuber assumed command of Air Station New Orleans in June 2012, and will be attending the Eisenhower School of National Security at the National Defense University in Washington D.C. As the... Read more

Coast Guard Atlantic Area welcomes new Command Master Chief

Coast Guard Atlantic Area welcomes new Command Master Chief

16-May-2014Source: US Coast Guard

The Coast Guard Atlantic Area command held a ceremony to officially mark the Command Master Chief Change of the Watch in Portsmouth, Thursday. Master Chief Petty Officer Charles “Rob” Bushey relieved Master Chief Petty Officer Steven W. Cantrell as the Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command Master Chief. “I’m thrilled to serve in this capacity where... Read more

02-Mar-14 Eurocopter MH-65C Washington Island, US-Wisconsin

02-Mar-14 Eurocopter MH-65C Washington Island, US-Wisconsin

2-Mar-2014

Emergency landing made after crew experienced “flight control malfunctions”... Read more

Rockwell Collins to provide US Coast Guard MH-65E fleet Radar Sensor System solution

Rockwell Collins to provide US Coast Guard MH-65E fleet Radar Sensor System solution

26-Feb-2014Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the U.S. Coast Guard to provide the MH-65E Radar Sensor System (RSS) for 102 MH-65E aircraft. Rockwell Collins’ RTA-4114 MultiScan™ Weather Radar with enhanced ground/shoreline mapping and a new maritime surface search mode will provide the Coast Guard with a lightweight, flexible, and supportable solution. “Coast Guard pilots will... Read more

US Coast Guard helicopters train aboard the US Navy’s newest warship

US Coast Guard helicopters train aboard the US Navy’s newest warship

14-Feb-2014Source: US Coast Guard

The Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship and Coast Guard medium range recovery helicopters trained together in several ship and helicopter exercises Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, while transiting the Gulf of Mexico. During the training, two Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters based out of Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile in Mobile, Ala., flew parts... Read more

21-Jan-14 6578 Eurocopter HH-65C New Haven Township, US-Michigan

21-Jan-14 6578 Eurocopter HH-65C New Haven Township, US-Michigan

21-Jan-2014

Flying from Traverse City to Lansing for maintenance of a compass malfunction when it developed mechanical problems requiring the emergency landing.  Roaded out.... Read more

US Coast Guard points to pilot error in HH-65C crash report

US Coast Guard points to pilot error in HH-65C crash report

29-Sep-2013Source: US Coast Guard

Pilot error was identified as the primary cause of the crash of a Mobile, Alabama-based MH-65 Dolphin helicopter that killed all four crew on board during a training flight over Mobile Bay, Ala., Feb. 28, 2012, according to a final action memo released here, Thursday. A lack of established flight manual procedures for inadvertently entering instrument flight conditions, and... Read more

USCG ends seasonal air facilities in Michigan and Illinois

USCG ends seasonal air facilities in Michigan and Illinois

3-Sep-2013Source: US Coast Guard

The Coast Guard’s Great Lakes air stations closed their seasonal air facilities in Muskegon, Mich., and Waukegan, Ill., Tuesday following their annual assignment to support Coast Guard operations in southern Lake Michigan and the surrounding areas. The air facilities operate during the traditional boating season, which runs from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend,... Read more

L-3 awarded $6.7M more Common Data Link Hawklink AN/SRQ-4 radio terminal sets

L-3 awarded $6.7M more Common Data Link Hawklink AN/SRQ-4 radio terminal sets

26-Jun-2013Source: US DoD

L-3 Communications, Communication Systems–West, Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded a $6,748,310 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-2024) for the manufacture, test, delivery and support of five Common Data Link Hawklink AN/SRQ-4 radio terminal sets in support of the Navy MH-60R aircraft (4) and the U.S. Coast Guard (1). Work will be... Read more

New commanding officer at CGAS Borinquen

New commanding officer at CGAS Borinquen

6-Jun-2013Source: US Coast Guard

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen received a new commanding officer Tuesday morning during the unit’s change of command ceremony at the base aircraft hangar in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Captain Patricia A. McFetridge, Air Station Borinquen’s new Commanding Officer, assumed command of the Coast Guard’s only aviation unit in the Caribbean, which is responsible for conducting... Read more

Final MH-60J to MH-60T conversion begins for US Coast Guard

Final MH-60J to MH-60T conversion begins for US Coast Guard

31-May-2013Source: US Coast Guard

The Coast Guard’s H-60 Conversion Project, which modernizes the Service’s legacy fleet of H-60J Jayhawks to the upgraded MH-60T configuration, recently achieved three major milestones, project officials said. On March 15, 2013, the last MH-60J pilot completed training to transition to the MH-60T; on May 2, the last MH-60J air station completed the transition to... Read more

Helicopter crash survivor taken off promotion list

Helicopter crash survivor taken off promotion list

30-May-2013Source: The Seattle Times

The sole survivor of a deadly 2010 Coast Guard helicopter crash has been removed from the promotion list, a decision his attorney said could end Lt. Lance Leone’s military career. (See Full Story)... Read more

FLIR Systems wins $23M US Coast Guard order

FLIR Systems wins $23M US Coast Guard order

21-May-2013Source: FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has received an order to support the U.S. Coast Guard valued at $23 million. The order is for the Coast Guard’s Electro-Optical Sensor System (ESS) configuration of FLIR’s commercially developed military qualified Talon 9-inch stabilized multi-sensor gimbal system. The ESS systems will be deployed on the Coast Guard’s H-60 and H-65 helicopters. Work under this order is... Read more

All Metal Delivers to U.S. Coast Guard

All Metal Delivers to U.S. Coast Guard

19-Apr-2013Source: ALL METAL

All Metal MS announced today that it delivered a customized line of solution driven “safety first” maintenance stands to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Elizabeth City, NC facility. These multi-purpose maintenance stands were designed for use when performing both routine maintenance and complete overhauls on the MH-65, and can be used on all models of the... Read more

Breeze-Eastern announces New Sales

Breeze-Eastern announces New Sales

5-Mar-2013Source: Breeze-Eastern

The United States Coast Guard has contracted with Breeze-Eastern Corporation (AMEX: BZC) to design a new hydraulic hoist controller for its MH-65 search and rescue helicopters. Breeze-Eastern, the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist expects a production contract to follow the $1 million design program. The new controller will replace a 25-year-old legacy... Read more

US Coast Guard deploys two MH-60s to St. Paul, Alaska

US Coast Guard deploys two MH-60s to St. Paul, Alaska

16-Jan-2013Source: US Coast Guard

Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak temporarily deployed two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews to St. Paul, Alaska, Sunday to safeguard the crab fleet and other fishing vessels engaged in winter fisheries in Southwestern Alaska. With an increased number of vessels operating in the region, the Coast Guard deployed the crews to provide a more rapid response... Read more

CGAS Los Angeles to use Torrance Airport for crew checks

CGAS Los Angeles to use Torrance Airport for crew checks

15-Jan-2013Source: US Coast Guard

Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles personnel will be completing Their annual standardization flight crew checks from Jan. 28th through Feb. 7 th . Residents living near the Torrance Airport can expect to see and hear the air station’s MH-65 Dolphin helicopters more Frequently During That Time period. In an effort to reduce the frequency of flights near... Read more

CGAS Traverse City to host All-Aviation Expo

CGAS Traverse City to host All-Aviation Expo

7-Jan-2013Source: USCG

Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City is scheduled to host an aviation expo to exhibit demonstrations concerning the sciences and wonders of flight at the Coast Guard hangar on Airport Access Road in Traverse City, Mich., Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. till noon. The All Aviation Expo is going to be held in partnership with... Read more

US Coast Guard celebrates 75th anniversary of San Diego base

US Coast Guard celebrates 75th anniversary of San Diego base

1-Jan-2013Source: US Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard members celebrated the 75th year of operating the base located on North Harbor Drive in 2012. Now known as Coast Guard Sector San Diego, the original facility was commissioned as an air station in April 1937. At the time it was the only Coast Guard air station in California and its primary... Read more

USCG selects Honeywell’s vibration monitoring system for MH-60T fleet

USCG selects Honeywell’s vibration monitoring system for MH-60T fleet

17-Dec-2012Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has been awarded a $4.8 million contract to install health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS) onboard the entire fleet of U.S. Coast Guard MH-60T helicopters. For the U.S. Coast Guard, the installation and use of HUMS is critically important and paramount to the success of its missions. Unscheduled maintenance events can cause mission aborts that... Read more

25-Oct-12 Sikorsky MH-60T Cedar Rapids, US-Iowa

25-Oct-12 Sikorsky MH-60T Cedar Rapids, US-Iowa

25-Oct-2012

Helicopter grounded at Rockwell Collins facility after reported wiring issue that caused hydraulic problems.... Read more

US Coast Guard Aviation Technical Training Center opens new facility

US Coast Guard Aviation Technical Training Center opens new facility

22-Oct-2012Source: US Coast Guard

The Coast Guard hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of the new Rescue Swimmer Training Facility in Elizabeth City, N.C., Wednesday. The new facility incorporates a larger pool as well as an Underwater Modular Egress Trainer where Coast Guard aircrew and response boat crewmembers will train to escape a ditched aircraft or capsized vessel.... Read more

11-Oct-12 Sikorsky MH-60J Low Cape, US-Alaska

11-Oct-12 Sikorsky MH-60J Low Cape, US-Alaska

11-Oct-2012

Emergency landing made on beach during SAR operation... Read more

Awardees for 32nd annual Salute to the Coast Guard announced

Awardees for 32nd annual Salute to the Coast Guard announced

10-Oct-2012Source: Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation is proud to announce that the 2012 Coast Guard Foundation Award for Heroism will be presented to Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, for its rescue of the crews of the fishing vessels Heritage and Kimberly. The award will be presented at the 32nd Annual Salute to the Coast Guard in New... Read more

USCG visits All Metal MS to inspect finalized prototypes and tour facility

USCG visits All Metal MS to inspect finalized prototypes and tour facility

4-Oct-2012Source: All Metal MS

The U.S. Coast Guard recently visited the manufacturing facilities of All Metal Maintenance Stands to inspect the finalized prototypes that All Metal custom designed to outfit the Coast Guard’s fleet of MH-65s.  These multi-purpose maintenance stands were designed for use when performing both routine maintenance and complete overhauls on the MH-65. All Metal developed the... Read more

US Coast Guard opens seasonal Arctic operations base

US Coast Guard opens seasonal Arctic operations base

17-Jul-2012Source: US Coast Guard

The Coast Guard opened its seasonal forward operating location in Barrow Monday in preparation for the anticipated increase of maritime activities in the Arctic. FOL Barrow is part of Arctic Shield 2012, which focuses on operations, outreach and an assessment of the Coast Guard’s capabilities above the Arctic Circle. The FOL in Barrow consists of... Read more

CGAS Kodiak Change of Command

CGAS Kodiak Change of Command

16-Jul-2012Source: US Coast Guard

Capt. Karl Moore, retiring commanding officer of Base Kodiak, and Capt. Jerald Woloszynski, incoming commanding officer of Base Kodiak, shake hands after reading their orders and passing command July 11, 2012. Woloszynski, prior program manager for the Nationwide Automatic Identification System project, will serve a three-year tour as commanding officer at Base Kodiak.... Read more

CGAS New York Change of Command

CGAS New York Change of Command

16-Jul-2012Source: US Coast Guard

Coast Guard Station New York held a change of command ceremony in Staten Island, N.Y., today. Lt. Cmdr. Jason Aleksak, who took command of Station New York in October 2009, was relieved of his duties and responsibilities by Lt. Cmdr. Bill Walsh. Walsh most recently served as an assignment officer at the Coast Guard’s Personnel... Read more

CGAS New Orleans change-of-command

CGAS New Orleans change-of-command

25-Jun-2012Source: US Coast Guard

Cmdr. Michael J. Brandhuber is appointed the commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans in an official change-of-command ceremony in Belle Chasse, June 22, 2012. As commanding officer of the air station, Brandhuber is responsible for 120 personnel and five MH-65C Dolphin helicopters that are responsible for conducting search and rescue, law enforcement... Read more

Change of command at US Coast Guard Air Station Sitka

Change of command at US Coast Guard Air Station Sitka

17-May-2012Source: US Coast Guard

Coast Guard Cmdr. Doug Cameron watches as Cmdr. Edward Sandlin salutes Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander, 17th Coast Guard District, and assumes command of Air Station Sitka, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Cameron, the previous Air Station Sitka commander, is transferring to the 5th Coast Guard District where he will serve as the district’s Chief of... Read more

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